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Men in skullcaps drag cow-head in protest against Hindu temple

August 29, 2009

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On Thursday morning I woke up to an sms from mom to say that our beloved cat Comot has died. I was devastated to learn the news, particularly since it was only three weeks ago that I last saw her, during my recent trip back to the family home. I will miss the way she […]

Flip-Flopping in Malaysia: Should We Revert to Teaching Science and Mathematics in Malay?

August 10, 2009

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In July this year, the Malaysian Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced a decision to reverse the 6-year experiment of teaching Science and Mathematics to school students in English, citing research findings which showed low levels of proficiency among both teachers and students, particularly those from rural or disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Teachers’ inability to communicate effectively […]